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September 7, 2021
Networking mixer this Wednesday at OMRON
Outdoor event set for September 8
OMRON's mission is to improve lives and contribute to a better society. OMRON is solving social issues through their businesses, creating innovation through technological evolution, and is the host of the chamber's Networking Mixer on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

Networking mixers are a benefit of chamber membership, and are free for chamber members to attend.
A friendly reminder that this networking mixer is scheduled to be outdoors, to ensure the safety and comfort for all in attendance. Due to the number of attendees at the mixer, the chamber is recommending all individuals wear face coverings. Protect yourself and others by keeping common-sense health measures in mind.
Take a look at our Attending Mixers 101 information page if you have questions about our networking mixers.
Opportunities for you at the Golf Tournament
Foursomes almost sold out, sign up today
The Pleasanton Chamber Golf Outing 2021 returns on the first Friday in October at Callippe Preserve Golf Course. This is the Chamber's one true fundraising event of the year.

Whether you golf or not, the chamber’s golf outing is a great opportunity to get you and your business engaged and more exposure. The event is open to the public and sign-ups are coming in daily. Secure your spot today.

Contact Susie with questions on how you can be a part of this great day on the links.
Thank you to our Golf Outing Main Event Sponsors
Business Connection newsletter for September is here
In case you missed it last week
Take a look at our bi-monthly publication that is inserted into the Pleasanton Weekly, and reaches 11,000 in the community. Our print newsletter officially came out on Friday, September 3. Look for your copy of our newsletter inside the Pleasanton Weekly or in news racks around town. We keep the electronic version here on our website for you to read at any time.
Save the Date for a community celebration
Wednesday, October 20 at Barone's Backyard
In honor of our Community Service Award recipients and our 75th anniversary, the Pleasanton Chamber invites everyone to a community celebration with hors d'oeuvres, drinks and live music from Retroactive, featuring high energy music from Motown to today's hits, all outside in the beautiful backyard of Barone’s.
Pleasanton 2025 Forum this Wednesday morning
Meeting to be held in a hybrid format
Every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m., the Chamber brings stakeholders together to focus community resources, time and talent to achieve greater understanding of issues, obstacles and opportunities related to Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision. Contact Steve for more information on these monthly forums.

The next Pleasanton 2025 Forum will be on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 7:30 a.m., in a hybrid format. Topic: Pleasanton Downtown Association Update by the new Executive Director Zac Grant.

Attend in person (face covering required) at 777 Peters Avenue, Pleasanton or attend virtually. Join Zoom Meeting here.
Tri-Valley Job Fair
This Thursday at Tri-Valley Career Center
The Tri-Valley Career Center and the Tri-Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance are partnering to host an in-person job fair. We recognize the need to fill positions and believe the timing is perfect to attract the best workforce in the Tri-Valley region.

The event will take place at the Tri-Valley Career Center's new office in Pleasanton and will feature businesses from the Chambers of Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore and Danville as well as business partners of the Career Center.

Interested in registering? Fill out this form here. This is a “first come, first in” basis.
Featured Member Information

Pleasanton’s popular “Concert in the Park” series will return this fall after taking a pandemic-induced hiatus last summer. New for 2021 are fall dates, with concerts staged on Sunday afternoons from 4:00-6:00 pm, beginning Sunday, September 12th and continuing each week through Sunday, October 17th.
Concert admission is free. Events will be staged at Lions Wayside Park on the corner of First Street and Neal Street.

California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL) has named their next Senior Careerist Healthcare Executive Award winner as Tracey Lewis Taylor MPH, FACHE.
Tracey Lewis Taylor has over 20 years of operational and leadership experience and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare in Pleasanton, California. Lewis Taylor is also the Pleasanton Chamber Board Chair for 2021.

Pleasanton Parks will host a community blood drive with Stanford Blood Center at Amador Valley Park from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9th at 4301 Black Avenue in Pleasanton.
Please note that walk-in availability may be limited, so we encourage donors to make an appointment by visiting https://stanford.io/3sHbNWO or by calling (888) 723-7831. Donors will be required to wear a mask.
Welcome New Members
Congratulations to these new members that have recently joined the Chamber
California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
Applications for nonprofit cultural institutions now being accepted
Round 8 program now open. Apply at CAReliefGrant.com.

Eligible applicants: Only nonprofit cultural institutions with any revenue size that meet eligibility criteria found at CAReliefGrant.com.

Approximately $16 million dollars remain under the Nonprofit Cultural Institutions Program.
Invitation to apply for free consulting support
Calling all small businesses
You are invited to participate in the fourth Small Business School Challenge, a national virtual business innovation and consulting event pairing real small business owners with teams of MBA students to create new strategies to succeed, open now through September 13, 2021.

Ideal applicants are small business owners in any industry with 3-30 employees who could benefit from strategy and support to improve their current business and overcome the challenges they’re facing.

The event is free for small businesses to participate thanks to our donors, sponsors, and official corporate partners like RingCentral. Small businesses in are encouraged to apply to participate at https://thesbschallenge.com/application-business and nominate fellow small business owners in their community to benefit from the support as well at https://thesbschallenge.com/nominate.
Pleasanton Young Professionals
Learn, Grow, Empower
The Pleasanton Young Professionals (PYPs) is the premier networking group for emerging and established young professionals ages 21-40.

Goals of the PYPs
LEARN - to focus on professionalism, leadership, and community service
GROW - to cultivate and promote career growth
EMPOWER - to provide a professional arena for ages 21-40

The PYPs have socials on the third Thursday of each month. Learn more about the PYPs on our website, on Facebook and on Instagram.
Travel with the Pleasanton Chamber
Where would you like to travel next year?
The Pleasanton Chamber has traveled to more than 30 destinations over the past decade. From river cruises and trains to ancient ruins and sandy beaches, the chamber partners with top tour companies to offer a wide variety of destinations for both domestic and international travel. The chamber takes care of the details to ensure a smooth planning process and a great trip.

We are currently planning travel destinations for 2022 and would love your feedback via the Destination Survey below. For more information or to be added to our travel program email list, contact Yianna via email or by calling (925) 846-5858 ext.203.
Celebrating 75 years of supporting the community
75th anniversary for the Chamber
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, one of the most engaging and successful chambers in the Bay Area, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021, and will be commemorating the occasion with a variety of stories, news articles, and reflections from community leaders.

We have an entire webpage dedicated to our 75th anniversary and we invite you to take a look here. It includes everything from photos and reflections from past and present community leaders to history of the chamber, list of past board chairs, videos and more.
News from our Members
Stanford Health Care-Valley Care's Lewis Taylor recognized by CAHL

Pleasanton Parks will host Community Blood Drive with Stanford Blood Center on September 9

More local organizations awarded sponsorships. Apply for your organization now

Downtown Pleasanton's Concerts in the Park return September 12

Invitation for small businesses to apply for free consulting support

Agape Villages Tri-Valley Jail n Bail Fundraiser

Hi-Five Sports Club After School Program

Shepherd's Gate Backyard Bluegrass and BBQ Virtual Benefit

1st United Credit Union Named a 2021 Bay Area Top Workplace

Prop 22 Proponents’ Statement in Response to Alameda Superior Court Judge Ruling

State Announces New Funding Rounds for Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

Registration now open for 2021 Hope 100 Golf Marathon
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As a member of the Pleasanton Chamber, you have the opportunity to attend a variety of events as a benefit of your membership, including our monthly networking mixers. They take place each second Wednesday of the month, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at various Chamber member sites.